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EYE DONATION A NOBLE CAUSEISSUED IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST BY
EYE DONATION FORTNIGHT Aug 25th – Sept 8th ,2012An effort byDr.Agarwal’s Eye Hospital GroupTo spread the message for Eye Donation
BLIND POPULATION IN INDIA – 30 % of Global Blindness VISUALLY IMPAIRED : 52 MILLION BLIND CHILDREN : 1 in every 1000 children ANNUAL COLLECTION : 40,720 ANNUAL ADDITION : 20-25,000 Corneal Blindness affects mainly children and young adults who have a long life ahead of them.
WHAT IS CORNEA ? Cornea is the clear, transparent, tissue covering the front of the eye. It serves as a window to allow light to enter the eye. Vision will be dramatically reduced or lost if the cornea becomes cloudy due to disease, injury or infection.
Injuries Malnutrition Infections Chemical Burns Congenital Disorders Post operative complications
What is Eye Donation ? Eyes should be donated within 6-8 hrs. of death. Only the cornea is used for transplant. Total removal time is about 15-20 minutes. Spectacle wearers, hypertensive, cataract operated anddiabetics can also donate.
What is Eye Donation ? Eyes are not bought or sold. All religions endorse eye donation. 10cc of blood sample is collected from the donor’s body for testing.
WHAT CAN YOU DO? TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES… THEY ARE GOD’S GIFT TO BE PASSED ON.
EYE DONATION – FACTS … Call the nearest Eye Bank Switch OFF fans of the rooms. Keep ACs ON. Place wet cotton on closed eyes of the donor. Raise the head with a pillow.
MYTHS ABOUT EYE DONATION Face/ Body will be disfigured. Will be born blind in next birth. Will not be able to see GOD.
WHO CAN DONATE EYES…Age - NO BAR for Eye Donation
WHO CAN DONATE EYES…Any Gender can donate eyes
WHO CAN DONATE EYES…Families can donate the eyes oftheir dear departed even if it hasNOT been pledged before
WHO CAN DONATE EYES…All religions endorse the practice of eye donation
WHO CAN’T DONATE EYES … People suffering from: Hepatitis AIDS Encephalitis Rabies Septicimea (bacteremia,fungemia,viremia) Retinoblastoma Leukemia Lymphoma End stage cancer Creutzfeldt-Jacod syndromeConsult with your physician if you are fit to be a donor
AFTER DONATION… The donor’s family receive a certificate of appreciation from the Eye Bank. Eyes are evaluated at the Eye Bank and only the ones deemed suitable are used for transplant. Others are used for research and education. Corneal transplantation should be done within 2 – 3 days post-removal. Recipients are notified on a first come first serve basis from the registry.
Why destroy God’s Gift …When you ca n donate it !